Music of Longing

  During Open Circle’s Compañía de Ópera de Jalisco The music of longing, beneath every opera’s drama, pours from their...

phtography by Susa Silvermarie

Holy Water

Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. Whatever is...

Irish Roots and Spring Moon

Much to celebrate! Besides all things Irish, we honor the Spring Equinox  and the full moon on Wednesday. On the...

Butterfly Secrets

Cerro El Companario is one of the mountain sanctuaries in Michoacan, Mexico where colossal colonies of monarch butterflies from the...

Fearless and Female: In honor of International Women’s Day

With gratitude, I follow in footsteps of Lake Chapala writers who were fearless and female. My sisters have loved this...

This Listening

Why is it so difficult, listening, being there, without a shred of advice? Dogs do it so easily. Can I...

Bathing in Bougainvillea

I walk beneath the bougainvillea, so its colored bracts with tiny waxen flowers flow over me in rainbow fountains. My...

photography by Susa Silvemarie

Goodbye to February, 3 Poems

I have misthought myself alone when giant-visioned women before me have forged the path under my feet. I am now...

“Sabes Quien Soy”

“Sabes Quien Soy”

This mural and original poem was painted on a restroom wall on the Ajijic Malecon by well-known local artist Juan...

Living Revolution

Living Revolution by Lucy H. Pearce We often fear that the revolution needed is too big. That we are too...